Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 3/30/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you this week's NXT recap.

We are just 3 days away from NXT Takeover: Orlando during Wrestlemania weekend!

This week's NXT saw a Triple Threat Match between Dash Wilder of The Revival, Akam of The Authors of Pain and Johnny Gargano of #DIY, giving us a preview of their huge NXT World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match at Takeover: Orlando. Heavy Machinery returned to NXT and battled Mike Marshall and Jonathan Ortagun in tag team action. NXT Women's Champion Asuka and Ember Moon sign their contract, making their NXT Women's Championship Match official at Takeover: Orlando. The main event of the show saw Kassius Ohno battle Elias Samson in a Loser Leaves NXT Match. 

** NXT **

- "Triple Threat Match": Dash Wilder vs. Akam vs. Johnny Gargano: The match closes out with Akam going for a power bomb, but Gargano escapes and connects with a boot on Akam. Gargano goes for the pinfall, but Rezar grabs Akam and pulls him outside. Ciampa goes after the AOP, but gets dropped by Akam on the floor. Gargano goes for a DDT on Akam, but gets caught and power bombed hard into the mat. Scott Dawson grabs Akam's leg and distracts him. Wilder slides back into the ring, covers Gargano and steals the pinfall.
Winner: Dash Wilder, by pinfall.

- Heavy Machinery vs. Mike Marshall and Jonathan Ortagun: The match closes out with Heavy Machinery making quick work of their opponents in a squash match. Dozovic power bombs his partner Knight on top of their opponents and score the easy pinfall.
Winners: Heavy Machinery, by pinfall.

- Backstage, William Regal is seated with Asuka and Ember Moon. Ember says Asuka is a great champion, but it's all going to her head and she will dethrone the champion. Asuka says that Ember isn't ready for her, but Ember disagrees. Both ladies sign their contract and Asuka walks out.

- "Loser Leaves NXT Match": Kassius Ohno vs. Elias Samson: The match closes out with Samson trapping Ohno in a crossface submission. Samson blocks Ohno from escaping the submission on several attempts until Ohno finally reaches the ropes. Both men unload punches on each other until Samson plants Ohno and gets a near fall. Ohno counters a boot, lands a jumping knee strike and then a kick for a near fall. Samson tries to steal a rollup pinfall with his feet on the ropes, but gets busted by the referee. Samson plants Ohno with his neckbreaker finisher, but Ohno kicks out at two and a half. Ohno connects with the Roaring Elbow out of nowhere and scores the pinfall on Samson. After the match, NXT Officials and NXT Security are forced to escort Samson out of the building as he refuses to leave. Ohno offers to give Samson his guitar on the way out, but ends up smashing it to pieces as Samson is dragged out to end the show.
Winner: Kassius Ohno, by pinfall.

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